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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Prokofiev
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Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67. Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Basil Rathbone, narrator. Recorded July, 1941. Actually, it's the "All American Youth Orchestra", assembled by Stokowski and composed of young, talented musicians. For more information, visit: http://www.stokowski.org/All-American_Youth_Orchestra.htm. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks set M-477. If you look carefully at the album cover, you'll see it's signed...
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Topics: Prokofiev, Stokowski, Peter, Wolf
Source: 78
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by Antonin Dvorak
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Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World" (1893) by Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904). George Szell (1897 - 1970) conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1937. Transferred and restored from the original Victor 78 set DM 469. (Note that when this recording was made, this symphony was identified as No. 5.) Transfer by Bob Varney. Note: This item was re-recorded in August 2018 to achieve better sound quality.
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Topics: Dvorak, Szell, Czech Philharmonic, Symphony, 78 New World
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op.13 "Pathetique". In three movements: Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio, Adagio cantabile, Rondo (Allegro). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Beethoven
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Arturo Toscanini conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1937 at Queen's Hall, London. Transfer from the original 78 RPM RCA Victor set M-417. (Re-recorded with a new transfer posted 1/3/17.)
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Topics: Beethoven, Toscanini, Symphony No. 6, classical, historical, 78
Source: 78
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven. Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67. Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. In four movements: Allegro con brio, Andante con brio, Allegro, Allegro. Recorded in 1939 in studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in NYC. (Studio 8H is now home to "Saturday Night Live") Transfer from the original Victor 78 set: M-640 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Beethoven, Toscanini, Symphony, 78
Source: 78
Community Audio
by Beethoven
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Beethoven: Symphony #7 in A major, Op. 92. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded April 6, 15 and 25, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. In four movements: vivace, allegretto, presto meno assai, and allegro con brio. Victor 6670-74. (Later Victor M-17 as a set.) Did you know that Stoky never recorded a complete Beethoven symphony cycle? Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Symphony, Stokowski, Philadelphia
Community Audio
by Mozart
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Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467. Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting the LSO. Artur Schnabel, piano. In three movements: Allegro maestoso, Andante, Allegro vivace assai. (Cadenza by Schnabel.) Recorded in 1937. Transfer from the Angel reissue LP COLH 67 "Great Recordings of the Century". (Side 1) (Side 2 with Piano Concerto No. 27 has also been uploaded.)Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Mozart, Piano, Concerto, Sargent, Schnabel
Community Audio
by Peter Tchaikovsky
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Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Part one: Miniature Overture, March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Trepak - Russian Dance. Part two: Arabian Dance, Chinese Dance, Dance of the Flutes, Waltz of the Flowers. Recorded November 10, 1926 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Issued originally on Victor 6615, 6616, 6617 and then repackaged as Victor M-3. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Mozart
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Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music). Sir Thomas Beecham conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in 1945. A 1947 magazine ad showed this recording priced at $3. That would be the equivalent of about $30.25 today and would buy only 16 minutes of music. Transfer from the original 78 RCA Victor set DM 1163 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mozart, Beecham, Nachtmusik, 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Restoration by Bob Varney.
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George Gershwin. An American In Paris. Artur Rodzinski conducting the Philharmonic Symphony of New York. (The New York Philharmonic) Recorded in 1944. Columbia Masterworks MX-240. Restored from the original Columbia 78 set.
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Topics: Gershwin, Rodzinski, Paris
Source: 78
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by Artur Rodzinski, conducter
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Gyorgy Sandor (1912-2005), piano. Artur Rodzinski (1892-1958) conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York (The New York Philharmonic). Recorded January 2, 1946 in Carnegie Hall. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 set MM-605 by Bob Varney. Re-recorded April 2019 for improved sound.
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Topics: Rachmaninoff, Sandor, Rodzinski
Source: 78
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by Paul Dukas
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Paul Dukas (1865-1935): Sorcerer's Apprentice. Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) conducting the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1941. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia 78 set X-212. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Dukas, Mitropoulos, Minneapolis, Apprentice, Columbia
Community Audio
by Franz Liszt
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Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Orchestration by Stokowski). Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. This recording went on to be a best selling recording in the Victor Red Seal library for many years.Stokowski used his own orchestration rather than the Karl Müller-Berghaus orchestration used for the 1920 acoustic recording. Recorded on November 18, 1926 and March 10, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Victor 6652. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Liszt, Hungarian, Rhapsody, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Rachmaninoff
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), composer. William Kapell (1922-1953), piano with Fritz Reiner conducting the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia. (Summer work for many Philadelphia Orchestra members.) Recorded June 27, 1951 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. RCA Victor mono LP LM-9026. Kapell (1922-1953) died tragically in a plane crash returning from an Australian tour. At the time, he was already recognized as perhaps the greatest American-born...
Topics: Rachmaninoff, Kapell, Reiner, Paganini
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by Edvard Grieg
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Edvard Grieg. "Piano Concerto in A minor". Sir John Barbirolli conducting the New Symphony Orchestra. Wilhelm Bachaus, piano. In three movements: Allegro molto moderato, Adagio, Allegro moderato molto e marcato. Recorded in November 1932 in London in Abbey Road studio #1. Transfer from the original Victor set M-204 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Grieg, Barbirolli, Bachaus, Concerto, 78
Source: 78
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by Transfer by Bob Varney
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight". In three movements: Adagio sostenuto, Allegretto, Presto agiato. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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Topics: Beethoven, sonata, piano, Schnabel, moonlight
Source: 78
Community Audio
by George Gershwin
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Gershwin Plays Gershwin. Various piano pieces, George Gershwin, piano. The fidelity of these recording derives from the Duo-Art piano recording mechanism which allowed for capture and playback of the actual performance with all its nuances. (I've listened to Rhapsody in Blue played back "live" on a Steinway Duo-Art and it is quite amazing.) Recorded circa 1925 and played back on a Steinway Duo-Art piano for this 1974 Everest recording. Everest 3371. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Gershwin, Rhapsody, Steinway, Duo-Art
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by Transfer and restoration by Bob Varney
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Schubert: Serenade (arranged by Liszt). Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano. Recorded February 27, 1942. Transfer from the RCA LP reissue LM-2587.
Topics: Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Serenade
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Igor Stravinsky
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Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1945) and Fireworks - Fantasy for Orchestra, Op. 4 (1908). Igor Stravinsky conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York. Recorded in 1947. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks 78 RPM set MM 653. Restoration by Bob Varney.
Topics: Stravinsky, Firebird, Fireworks
Source: 78
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven; Symphony No. 8 in F Major. Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in April 1939 in New York City in Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center. Transfer from the original 78 set, RCA DM 908 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Toscanini, Symphony, 78
Source: 78
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 in E flat. Rudolf Serkin, piano. Bruno Walter conducting the New York Philharmonic. In three movements: Allegro, Adagio un poco mosso, Rondo: Allegro ma con troppo. Recorded in 1941. Transfer and restoration from the original 78 set, Columbia Masterworks M-500.
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Topics: Beethoven, concerto, Serkin, Walter
Source: 78
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2, No.1. Four movements: Allegro, Adagio, Menuetto and Prestissimo. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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Topics: Beethoven, Sonata, Piano, Schnabel
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54. In two movements: In tempo d'un Menuetto, Allegretto. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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by Giuseppe Verdi
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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni after a story by Mariette Bey. Aida - Zinka Milanov (soprano) Radamès - Jussi Björling (tenor) Amneris - Fedora Barbieri (mezzo-soprano) Amonasro - Leonard Warren (baritone) Ramfis - Boris Christoff (bass) The King of Egypt - Plinio Clabassi (bass) A Messenger - Mario Carlin (tenor) Priestess - Bruna Rizzoli (soprano) Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus Giuseppe Conca, Chorus master Jonel Perlea, conductor Recorded 2 - 18...
Topics: Verdi, Aida, Milanov, Bjorling, Barbieri, RCA, opera
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by Giacomo Puccini
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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini Performers:   Renata Scotto (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Paolo Montarsolo (Bass), Piero de Palma (Tenor), Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone), Mario Rinaudo (Bass), Silvana Padoan (Mezzo Soprano) Conductor:   Sir John Barbirolli Orchestra/Ensemble:   Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus Date of Recording:  08/1966  Venue:   Opera Theater, Rome, Italy  Transferred...
Topics: Butterfly, Puccini, Scotto, Bergonzi, Barbirolli, opera
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by Igor Stravinsky
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The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Igor Stravinsky conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Stravinsky had the good fortune to conduct and record nearly all his works for Columbia near the end of his life, a luxury few composers are afforded. The Columbia Symphony Orchestra and the recording engineers cooperated in helping Stravinsky put down a satisfying and exciting Rite. Recorded in New York City in January, 1961. Transferred from the original...
Topics: Stravinsky, Rite, Spring, Columbia
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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Respighi: "The Fountains of Rome". The Philharmonic Symphony of New York (The New York Philharmonic) conducted by John Barbirolli. 1. The Fountain of Valle Giulia, 2. The Triton Fountain in the Morning, 3. The Fountain of Trevi at Mid-day, 4. The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset. Recorded in 1939. Transfer and restoration from the original Victor 78 set M-576.
Topics: Respighi, Fountains, Barbirolli
Source: 78
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 20 in G, Op. 49 No. 2. In two movements: Allegro ma non troppo, Tempo di menuetto. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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Chopin. Nocturne in E Flat, Op. 9, No. 2. Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano. Recorded April 5, 1927.
Topics: Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Nocturne
Source: 78
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2. In three movements: Largo - Allegro, Adagio, Allegretto. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 12 in A Flat, Op. 26. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. In four movements: Andante con variazione, Scherzo (Allegro molto), Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe, Allegro. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by Rossini
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Overture to the Barber of Seville by Rossini. Arturo Toscanini conducting the Philharmonic Symphony of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Recorded in Carnegie Hall in NYC on November 21, 1929. Transferred from the original Victor 78: 7255 A&B. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Barber, Seville, Rossini, Toscanini, New York, Victor
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Ottorino Respighi. The Pines of Rome, The Fountains of Rome. Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded December 17, 1951 in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Transfered and restored from the original LP: RCA LM 1768.
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Topics: Respighi, Toscanini, Pines, Fountains
Source: 78
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata # 15 in D, Op. 28, "Pastoral". In four movements: Allegro, Andante, Scherzo (Allegro assai), Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by Johann Strauss
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Johann Strauss: Waltzes - "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" and "Tales from the Vienna Woods". Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded June 10, 1926 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Improved Westrex recording equipment and the improved acoustics of the Academy results in improved sound quality compared to the Victor Camden, NJ studio used for earlier recordings. From Victor 6584 A & B. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Strauss, Waltzes, Stokowski, Philadelphia
Cratediggers
by George Gershwin
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Gershwin: Porgy and Bess. This 1951 Columbia Masterworks 3-LP recording was made from the standard performing version of Porgy and Bess at that time, and it was the most complete recording made of the opera up to that time. Actually, there was still an hour of cuts made from Gershwin's original score. Conducted by Lehman Engel, and starring Lawrence Winters as Porgy and Camilla Williams as Bess. Several performers from the original 1935 cast are here: Warren Coleman, Helen Dowdy, Eddie...
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Topics: Gershwin, Porgy, Bess
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by Franz Schubert
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Franz Schubert. Moments musicaux, Op. 94, Nos. 1-6, D.780. Artur Schnabel, piano. Recorded in 1937. Transfer from the original RCA Victor 78 set, M 684 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Schubert, Schnabel, Moments, musicaux
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata # 16 in G, Op. 31, No. 1. In three movements: Allegro vivace, Adagio grazioso, Rondo (Allegretto). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Sonata, Piano, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by Antonin Dvorak
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Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Jose Iturbi, conducting the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in 1941. Transferred and restored from the original Victor 78 set DM-899 by Bob Varney. Jose Iturbi was much better known in the mid-20th century then now. He was a pianist, composer, conductor, and film star. Sadly, his only biography appears to be a based on a collection of Wikipedia articles. He deserves better.
Topics: Iturbi, Victor, Dvorak, Symphony, New World
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Enrico Caruso
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Enrico Caruso - Amor Mio (My Love) by Vincenzo Ricciardi. Recorded January 21, 1914. Victor 87176. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Caruso, Amor, Mio
Source: 78
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by George Gershwin
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Gershwin: Porgy and Bess. This is the closest we have to an original cast album for Gershwin's masterpiece. From the 1935 premier we have Todd Duncan (Porgy), Anne Brown (Bess), Helen Dowdy, Edward Matthews, Georgette Harvey, music director Alexander Smallens, and the Eva Jessye Choir. Recorded in two sessions, two years apart in 1940 and 1942. Originally issued on 78s as Decca set 145. This transfer is from Decca's 1950s LP version DL 9024. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Gershwin, Porgy, Bess
Cratediggers
by Gaetano Donizetti
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Lucia Di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Conductor..Fausto Cleva. Director...Desire Defrere. Chorus Master...Kurt Adler. Miss Lucia..Maria Callas. Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood...Giuseppe Campora . Lord Enrico Asthon...En­zo Sordello. A live Maria Callas performance as Miss Lucia in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor. The original recording took place in Metropolitan Opera House, New York, on December 8th, 1956. It was the...
Topics: Lucia, Donizetti, Metropolitan Opera, Callas
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major,Op. 53, Waldstein. In a single movement: Allegro con brio. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Waldstein, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by J.S.Bach
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Bach: Goldberg Variations. Wanda Landowska, harpsichord. Aria (Sarabande), Variations 1-30, Aria (Sarabande). Transfer from the RCA 1972 LP VIC-1650, a reissue of the original 1945 recording. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bach, Goldberg, Variations, Landowska
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 13 in E Flat, Op. 27, No. 1. In three movements: Andante (Allegro), Allegro molto e vivace, Adagio con espressione, Allegro vivace (Presto). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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Chopin: Fourteen Waltzes performed by Alfred Cortot (1877-1962). Recorded in 1934. Performed in order: No. 1 in E flat, No.2 in A flat, No.3 in A minor, No.4 in F, No.5 in A flat, No.6 in D flat, No.7 in C-sharp minor, N0. 8 in A flat, No.9 in A flat, No.10 in B minor, No.11 in G-flat major, No.12 in F minor, No.13 in D flat, No.14 in E minor
Topics: Chopin, waltzes, Cortot
Source: 78
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.3 in C, Op.2, No.3 Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by Antonin Dvorak
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Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No.9 "From the New World", Op.95. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded October 5 & 8, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. The recording includes a short explanation of the symphony's themes by Stokowski with Artur Rodzinski at the piano. In four movements: Adagio - Allegro molto, Largo, Scherzo: Molto vivace, and Allegro con fuoco. Victor 6565 - 6569 in set M-1. (Victor used the same numbers for the 1925 recording of...
Topics: Dvorak, Symphony, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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D. Shostakovich. Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.54 (1939). Leopold Stokowski, Philadelphia Orchestra. In three movements: Largo, Allegro, Presto. Premiered by Evgeny Mravinsky in Leningrad in 1939, Stoky gets the honor here of making the work's first recording. Recorded in Philadelphia on December 8, 1940. Restored from the original Victor 78 set, M 867. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Shostakovich, Stokowski, Philadelphia
Source: 78
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by J.S.Bach
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d minor, BWV 565. Orchestration by Leopold Stokowski. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting. Recorded April 6, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Victor 6751. This was the first of many orchestrations of Bach's work by Stokowski.Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bach, Stokowski, Prelude, Fugue, Philadelphia
Cratediggers
by Giacomo Puccini
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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, and Tito Gobbi. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano. Conductor: Victor de Sabata. Chorus master: Vittore Veneziani. Producer Walter Legge. Sound engineer: Robert Beckett. Recorded in Milan by EMI in 1953. Transfer from EMI's digitally remastered 1980's LP AVB 34047. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tosca, Puccini, De Sabata, Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi, opera
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Chopin: Works for Piano. Vladimir DePachmann (1848-1933), piano. DePachmann, born the year before Chopin died, lived to make these recordings in a manner that allows us to hear him play in reasonably modern sound. These recordings were made around 1920 on an Aeolian Duo-Art recording piano. They were played back for this recording on a 1929 Steinway Duo-Art. Transfer from a 1966 Everest LP, X-921.
Topics: Chopin, DePachmann, Duo-Art
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by Mozart
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Opera Arias by Mozart. Eleanor Steber (1914-1990), soprano, with the RCA Victor Orchestra conducted by Jean Paul Morel. Recorded in 1947. An ad in Life magazine from that year shows the price for this two-record set as $2.85. That would be about $31 in 2015 dollars for about 17 minutes of music! Tracks one and two are from The Marriage of Figaro and track three is from The Abduction from the Seraglio. Transferred from the original RCA Victor 78 set DM-1157 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mozart, Steber, opera, aria, Morel, RCA Victor
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by Gilbert and Sullivan
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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado. Robert Rounseville (Nanki-Poo), Stanley Holloway (Pooh-Bah), Groucho Marx (Ko-Ko). For good measure, Groucho's daughter, Melinda Marx, plays Peep-Bo. Adapted for television by Martyn Green for the NBC Bell Telephone Hour. Broadcast April 29, 1960. This is a studio recording of that performance. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia mono LP OL-5480. Just what every G&S fan dreams of: an abridged Mikado with Groucho Marx in a starring role,...
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Topics: Gilbert, Sullivan, Mikado, Marx
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10, No.1. In three movements: Allegro molto e con brio, Adagio molto, Finale (Prestissimo). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Sonata, Schnabel
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Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw. An opera in two acts. Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Cross, Peter Pears. The English Opera Group Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten. Recorded in 1954 in mono. This was the first recording of this work and it remains the gold standard by which all other recorded performances are measured. Restored from the original LP: London XLL 1207-8.
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Topics: Britten, Turn of the Screw, Pears
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.2, No.2. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano.Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven: Symphony #7 in A major, Op. 92. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded April 6, 15 and 25, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. In four movements: vivace, allegretto, presto meno assai, and allegro con brio. Victor 6670 â 74. (Later Victor M-17 as a set.) Historical note: Stoky never recorded a complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Symphony, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111. In two movements: Maestro - Allegro con brio ed appasianato, Ariette (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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by Enrico Caruso
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Enrico Caruso and Antonio Scotti. Amore O Grillo from Act I of Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini. Recorded March 14, 1910. Victor 89043. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Caruso, Scotti, Puccini, Amore
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat, Op. 22. In four movements: Allegro con brio, Adagio con molto espressione, Menuetto, Rondo (Allegretto).Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by Alexander Borodin
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Alexander Borodin. Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor. Arrangement by Stokowski. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded in Camden, NJ on April 29,1925. Transfer and restoration from Victor #6514. This was the second orchestral electrical recording ever made and was issued in September, 1925. The flip side was "In the Village" from the Caucasian Sketches by Ippolitov-Ivanov. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Borodin, Polovtsian, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Maria Callas
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Maria Callas: Dallas concert rehearsal from November 20, 1957. It is rare for a rehearsal session of a major star like Callas to be recorded and issued. (This does appear to be issued after her death.) I have to agree with the jacket notes that "this recording is both a unique and fascinating document" of this great performer. Side A: Selections from La Traviata (Verdi) and I Puritani (Bellini). Side B: Selections from Anna Bolena (Donizetti). Side C: Selections from Macbeth (Verdi)...
Topics: Callas, Dallas, Rehearsal
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Gilbert & Sullivan: "Trial by Jury". The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company with the New Promenade Orchestra conducted by Isadore Godfrey. Recorded in London, July 19 and 21st, 1949. This recording has the unusual distinction of having been simultaneously issued in three record formats: 78rpm, 45rpm, and LP. Transfered and restored from the original London LP: LLP 70.
Topics: Gilbert, Sullivan, Trial, Jury
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by Joseph Haydn
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Symphony No. 94 in G major (The Surprise) by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Serge Koussevitsky (1874-1951) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In four movements: Adagio cantabile-Vivace assai, Andante, Menuetto: Allegro molto, Allegro di molto. Recorded in 1929. Transfer from the original Victor 78 set M-55 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Haydn, Surprise, Kousssevitsky
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57. In two movements: Appasionata Allegro assai and Appasionata Andante con moto, Allegro ma non tropo - Presto. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by Hector Berlioz
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Hector Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique, Op. 14. Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In five movements: (1) Dreams-Passions, (2) A Ball, (3) Scenes in the Country, (4) March to the Scaffold, and (5) Dream of the Witch's Sabbath. Recorded in 1951. Transferred and restored from the original RCA Victor mono LP LM-1131. Music trivia: Monteux (1875-1964) conducted the premier of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in 1913 and endured the ensuing riot. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Berlioz, Monteux, Fantastique, San Francisco
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by Mozart
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Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595. Sir John Barbirolli conducting the LSO. Artur Schnabel, piano. In three movements: Allegro, Larghetto, Allegro. Recorded in 1934. Transfer from the Angel reissue LP COLH 67 "Great Recordings of the Century" (Side 2). (Side 1 with Piano Concerto No. 21 has also been uploaded.)Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mozart, Piano, Concerto, Barbirolli, Schnabel
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.6 in F, Op.10, No.2. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Schnabel, Sonata
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110. In three movements: Moderato cantabile motto espressivo, Allegro molto, Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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by Nat King Cole
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King Cole Trio: Vol. 2. Nat King Cole piano and vocals with Oscar Moore on electric guitar and Johnny Miller on bass. Many people don't know that Nat King Cole had a career in jazz before concentrating on his vocal skills. He originated the concept of the jazz trio of piano, guitar and bass. This was his second album for Capitol Records. Transferred and restored from the original Capitol 10" 78 rpm set BD 29. Restoration by Bob Varney.
Topics: Cole, Trio, Capital, Moore, Miller
Source: 78
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 9 in E, Op. 14 No. 1. In three movements: Allegro, Allegretto, Rondo (Allegro comodo). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Sonata, Schnabel
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by Enrico Caruso
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Enrico Caruso. Ah, si ben mio (The vows we fondly plighted) from Act III of Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi. Number 88121 from the 1921 Victor catalog. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Caruso, Ah, si ben mio, Verdi
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Enrico Caruso accompanied by Salvatore Cottone. Mi Par D'udir Ancora from act I of The Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet. Recorded in Milan, April 8, 1904.
Topics: Caruso, Bizet, Ancora
Source: 78
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, Op.7. In four movements: Allegro molto e con brio, Largo (con gran espressione), Allegro, Rondo (Poco allegretto e grazioso). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat minor, Op. 106 Hammerklavier. In four movements: Allegro, Scherzo (Assai vivace) - Presto, Adagio sostenuto, Largo - Allegro risoluto. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3. In four movements: Presto, Largo e mesto, Menuetto (Allegro) & Trio, Rondo (Allegro). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy
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Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess and Debussy: Reverie. E. Robert Schmitz (1889-1949), piano. A Franco-American pianist and composer, Schmitz was a well known pianist during the middle decades of the 20th century. Currently, he's represented on CD by only three tracks on a Debussy compilation disk. Transferred and restored from an original RCA Victor 78: 12-0066. (Circa 1940?)Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ravel, Debussy, Schmitz
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by JS Bach
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J.S.Bach: Organ Music Vol.IV. Dr. Albert Schweitzer, organ. Recorded at the Parish Church in Gunsbach, Alsace in 1951. In addition to all his other accomplishments, Albert Schweitzer was a first-class musician and a Bach scholar. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia mono LP: ML 5040. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bach, Organ, Schweitzer
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by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Tchaikovsky. Dance of the Flutes (Danse des Mirlitons) from the Nutcracker ballet. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Recorded February 13, 1922. This acoustic recording was issued on Victor ten inch disk 66128, matrix B-24938-6. This performance of the Dance of the Flutes demonstrates Stokowski's graceful, yet emphatic style with this suite of Tchaikovsky dances, which was to be demonstrated in the highly successful complete Nutcracker Suite electrical recording...
Topics: Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker, Stokowski, Philadelphia, 78, acoustic
Source: 78
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by Benny Goodman
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Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert. Benny Goodman (1909 - 1986). This famous and important 1938 jazz concert was actually not recorded for commercial release. But it was finally released in 1950 and went on to be the first million seller in the LP format and the first double album ever issued. This transfer comes from the 1963 25th anniversary reissue OSL-160. For details of all performers, visit Wikepedia "The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert". Transfer from the original Columbia...
Topics: Goodman, Carnegie, Jazz, Concert, Columbia
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by Georges Bizet
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Bizet: Carmen Suite. Sir Thomas Beecham conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in 1939. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 set: J36 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bizet, Carmen, Beecham, 78
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Enrico Caruso. La donna e mobile by Verdi. From Rigoletto. Recorded February 1, 1904. Victor catalog 81029.
Topics: Caruso, Verdi, Rigoletto, Mobile
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by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 by Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux (1875-1964). Violin solo by Naoum Blinder. Recorded March 3 & 4, 1942 in the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Transfer from the original Victor 78 set DM-920 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Rimsky Korsakov, Monteux, Sceherazade, 78
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1. In two movements: Andante, Rondo (allegro). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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by Enrico Caruso
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Enrico Caruso. Celeste Aida from Act I of Aida by G. Verdi. Recorded in 1908. (Caruso recorded this at least three times.) From Victrola 88127. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Caruso, Aida, Verdi, Celeste
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 14, No. 2. In three movements: Allegro, Andante, Scherzo (Allegro assai). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
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Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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by Johannes Brahms
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded April 25, 26, and 27, 1927 in the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. This famous recording, issued as Victor M-15, remained in the Victor catalog, selling well year after year, until the 1936 recording of the work issued on M-301. The symphony is in four movements, marked as follows: (1) Un poco sostenuto â Allegro â Meno allegro, (2) Andante sostenuto, (3) Un poco allegretto e...
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Topics: Brahms, Symphony, Stokowski, Philadelphia, Orchestra
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a. Les Adieux. In a single movement: Adagio - Allegro (Les Adieux). Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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by Enrico Caruso
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Enrico Caruso - Vesti La Giubba from I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo. Recorded March 17, 1907. This is the version with orchestral accompaniment and was the third recording of this piece by Caruso. From Victor 88061. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Caruso, Pagliacci, Leoncavallo, 78
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by Cole Porter
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Songs of Cole Porter. Risë Stevens (1913-2013), mezzo-soprano with the orchestra conducted by Sylvan Shulman. Recorded in 1946. Transferred from the original Columbia 78 set M-630. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Stevens, Shulman, Porter, Columbia, 78
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens. Leopold Stkowski leading the Philadelphia Orchestra with violin solo by Alexander Hilsberg. Recorded January 15, 1936 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Stokowski also recorded this work in 1925 and 1975. The 1925 recording was the first orchestral performance in America captured with the then new electrical recording process. This transfer comes from the original Victor Red Seal 12" disc 14162. Transfer by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre, Stokowski, Philadelphia, Victor
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79. In two movements: Presto all tedesco and Andante, Vivace. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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by Franz Liszt
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Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano No.1 in E flat major. Antal Dorati conducting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Artur Rubinstein, pianist. Recorded in 1947. Transfer from the original RCA Victor 78 set DM 1144 by Bob Varney. Re-recorded and a new transfer posted on 12/22/2018.
Topics: Liszt, Dorati, Rubinstein, Concerto
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat, Op. 31 No. 3. In four movements: Allegro, Scherzo (Allegretto vivace), Menuetto (Moderato e grazioso), Presto con fuoco. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, piano, sonata, Schnabel
Source: 78
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by Verdi
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Verdi Heroines. Eleanor Steber, soprano with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fausto Cleva, conductor. Drawn from the Columbia Masterworks catalog, this compilation captures Steber in various Verdi roles with the Met. Probably most performances date from the 1950's. All are in mono. Transferred and restored from the 1972 Odyssey LP Y 31149. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Verdi, Steber, Metropolitan, Cleva, Odyssey, Columbia
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by Dmitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No. 5, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Recorded December 1, 1952 at the 30th St. Studios in New York City. Originally issued in 1953 as Columbia mono LP ML 4739. This transfer comes from the subsequent reissue P 14185 (Columbia Special Products). What's special (not) is that has been re-recorded to simulate stereo. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Symphony, Mitroploulos, Columbia, New York Philharmonic
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78. In two movements: Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo and Allegro vivace. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Sonata, Piano, Schnabel
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by George Gershwin
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Rhapsody in Blue. George Gershwin, composer. Orchestral arrangement by Ferdi Grofe. Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with George Gershwin at the piano. This upload includes both the premier recording of Rhapsody in Blue from 1924 (Victor 55225, an acoustic recording) and the electrical recording made by the same team in 1927 (Victor 35822). The electrical version has been transferred and restored from a copy of the original Victor disc. Restoration by Bob Varney
Topics: Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin, Grofe, Whiteman, Victor
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Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109. In three movements: Vivace ma con troppo - Adagio espressivo, Presstisimo, Tema (Andante molto cantabile el espressivo) - Variaziono I-VI. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. Recorded circa 1935; a collaboration between the Beethoven Sonata Society and HMV.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano, Sonata, Schnabel
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